Since its inception, the goal of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) has been to promote a more resilient world. Their new white paper demonstrates the role that business continuity plays in achieving resilience.
The resilience challenge for the business continuity profession positions business continuity as an integral part of resilience, the benefit of which can be felt in a variety of ways throughout an organization. It directly impacts on operational decision making and problem solving, allowing leaders to respond in a manner consistent with strategic intent. It also enables organizations to increase adaptive capacity, maximise competitive advantage and become more agile to changes in the business environment.
The paper notes that building resilience goes beyond BC and requires substantial input from other protective disciplines. By bringing resilience to the fore and aligning actions to strategic goals, the BCI hopes to strengthen the accountability of professionals in the protective disciplines as well as an organisation’s top management.